Author Archives: GilPress

About GilPress

I launched the Big Data conversation; writing, research, marketing services; https://whatsthebigdata.com/ & http://infostory.com/

Best of 2019: The Web at 30

[March 12, 2019] Tim Berners-Lee liberated data so it can eat the world. In his book Weaving the Web, he wrote: I was excited about escaping from the straightjacket of hierarchical documentation systems…. By being able to reference everything with … Continue reading

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Best of 2019: How AI Killed Google’s Social Network

[February 4, 2019] Facebook turns 15 today, after announcing last week a record profit and 30% revenue growth. Also today, “you will no longer be able to create new Google+ profiles, pages, communities or events,” in anticipation of the complete … Continue reading

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Best of 2019: 60 Years of Progress in AI

[January 8, 2019] Today is the first day of CES 2019 and artificial intelligence (AI) “will pervade the show,” says Gary Shapiro, chief executive of the Consumer Technology Association. One hundred and thirty years ago today (January 8, 1889), Herman … Continue reading

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Data Will Continue Eating the World in the 2020s

It’s difficult to make predictions, especially about the future. But one fairly safe prediction is that data will continue eating the world in 2020 and the coming decade. The most important tech trend since the 1990s will no doubt accentuate its presence in our … Continue reading

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Best of 2019: Data is Eating the World

[June 30, 2019] Data is eating the world. It has been the most important tech trend since the 1990s. But to paraphrase Robert Solow, “You can see data everywhere but in the Internet statistics.” The most astute and influential observers … Continue reading

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Spending on Robots and Drones to Reach $241 Billion in 2023

IDC: Worldwide spending on robotics systems and drones will be $128.7 billion in 2020, an increase of 17.1% over 2019… By 2023, IDC expects this spending will reach $241.4 billion with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 19.8%.

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8 Top New Year’s Resolutions for 2020

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